Botox vs Facial Fillers
This is a very common question I get from people. They hear a lot about both products and don’t understand the difference. I recorded this video about the differences between Botox and Facial Fillers to educate people on the results they can expect from each product.
The commonest areas are the glabellar area (area between the eyebrows) where the 11’s occur. Also the crows feet and parts of the forehead. Oftentimes, if the Botox is injected carefully and in a small amount, you can experience and elevation of the lateral third of the eyebrow, which many women like.
Less common areas to treat, but still can be very effective include: the bunny lines at the side of the nose, the excessively wrinkled chin and in very small doses the upper lip in select cases.
Facial fillers are what they sound like. They fill in!!! They replace soft tissue that has been lost as we age. If you look at a child’s lovely face, they don’t have lines or wrinkles because they have an abundance of fat in their face. As we age, we usually gain fat in the lower half of our body and lose fat in our face. In addition, they can be loss of skin elasticity as we age. Think of our skin as the wrapping paper and the fat and muscles of our face as the package. If the package shrinks with ageing, then the skin will hang and sag. Fillers can take up much of that laxity and, in fact, people refer to the addition of several cc’s of fillers as a “liquid facelift”.
Botox is a drug which is injected which causes the muscles to stop contracting. Botox is largely used in the upper face: the crow’s feet, between the eyes and the forehead.